Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

PHYSIOLOGY

Graduate study in physiology is designed to prepare candidates for research careers as independent scientists in academics, industry, and government laboratories. Admission to the graduate program is competitive and is based upon academic background, professional recommendations, performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), experience, and when possible, personal interviews. Students should have completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, physics, pharmacy or psychology. It is recommended that students have completed undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, calculus, physics, and the biological sciences.

Students will have the opportunity to join faculty research programs across a spectrum of topics such as neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, sensory, cellular, molecular, and signal transduction physiology. The program of study is tailored to the individual background and career goals of the student and stresses an interdepartmental approach both in the selection of courses and in the pursuit of research. Students are expected to participate in graduate seminars, journal clubs, research seminars; to interact with visiting scholars; and to present the results of their research at local and national meetings. Financial aid is available for highly qualified students.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Ph.D. program in Physiology is through the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Curriculum. Inquiries regarding admission should be directed to Director, Integrated Biomedical Sciences Curriculum, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For information about the Ph.D. program in Physiology, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Physiology. Information may also be obtained from the department Web site: <www.mc.uky.edu/physiology/>.

GRADUATE COURSES

PGY 412G PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LECTURES (4)

PGY 502 PRINCIPLES OF SYSTEMS, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY (SAME AS BIO 502) (5)

PGY 504 INDEPENDENT WORK IN PHYSIOLOGY (2-4)

PGY 535 COMPARATIVE NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR (SAME AS BIO 535) (3)

PGY 560 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: INTEGRATIVE STUDY IN PHYSIOLOGY AND MEDICINE (1)

PGY 590 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY (SAME AS MI 590) (4)

PGY 601 MAMMALIAN ENDOCRINOLOGY (SAME AS ASC 601) (3)

PGY 602 READINGS IN SYSTEMS, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY (3)

PGY 603 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (3)

PGY 604 ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY (3)

PGY 606 ADVANCED NEUROPHYSIOLOGY (3)

PGY 608 ADVANCED RENAL PHYSIOLOGY (3)

PGY 609 ADVANCED RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY (3)

PGY 611 ADVANCED MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY (3)

PGY 612 BIOLOGY OF AGING (SAME AS BIO/ANA/GRN 612) (3)

PGY 615 SEMINAR IN TEACHING MEDICAL SCIENCE (MED SCIENCE TEACHING I)(SAME AS GRN 615) (2)

PGY 616 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING MEDICAL SCIENCE (MED SCIENCE TEACHING II) (2)

PGY 617 PHYSIOLOGICAL GENOMICS (2)

PGY 618 MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY (SAME AS MI/ANA/BIO 618) (4)

PGY 627 PROSEMINAR IN PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (SAME AS PSY 627) (3)

PGY 630 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY (1-3)

PGY 638 DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROBIOLOGY (SAME AS BIO/ANA/PSY 638) (3)

PGY 650 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY (SAME AS BIO 650) (2)

PGY 660 BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION (SAME AS ASC /ANA 660) (3)

PGY 710 AGING OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM (SAME AS PHA/GRN/ANA 710) (3)

PGY 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

PGY 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

PGY 766 TOPICAL SEMINAR BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE (SAME AS PSY 766) (3)

PGY 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

PGY 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

PGY 771 PROSEMINAR IN CELL PHYSIOLOGY (2)

PGY 774 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN PHYSIOLOGY (1)

PGY 791 RESEARCH IN PHYSIOLOGY (1-15)

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